Virtually Islamic Blog

Gary R. Bunt

#DontExecute

Newsweek, Iran Throttles Internet After Anti-Execution Hashtag Goes Viral Discover More…

MA Islamic Studies

I've been involved with the MA Islamic Studies (by distance learning) at UWTSD for fifteen years+, so thought I would share some information on it here:


and here's the MA Islamic Studies Brochure (PDF) Discover More…

Islam and Muslims on UK University Campuses: Perceptions and Challenges

Important new report released on Islam and Muslims on UK University Campuses: Perceptions and Challenges Discover More…

'IS' on Facebook

Gordon Corera, BBC, ISIS 'still evading detection on Facebook', report says Discover More…

Twitter Action

Independent, Twitter suspends dozens of white nationalist accounts that spread Christchurch shootings conspiracy theory Discover More…

Defining 'tazawama'

Do you know what tazawama means in Arabic? Discover More…

Ishak Mostefaoui

'IS' British prisoner dies in custody Discover More…

COVID-19: Updated

COVID-19 coverage/issues relating specifically to Muslims and the internet: this section of the blog is now effectively a timeline of key concerns associated with COVID-19. Expect some writing of this in due course, and also a webinar of work-in-progress (in September). Discover More…

Srebrenica Khutbah

Online khutbah marking the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica Massacre Discover More…

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury

Mohiussunnath Chowdhury conviction Discover More…

Bella Hadid update

Instagram climb-down Discover More…

'IS' Camp

Vera Mironova, Middle East Institute, Life inside Syria’s al-Hol camp, 9 Jul 2020
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Uighur Emojis

Filip Noubel, Global Voices Online, Uyghur emojis help spread message of cultural resistance over social media
uighur sticker emoji happy meal! Discover More…

'IS'/COVID-19 Narratives

Chelsea Daymon, Meili Criezis, CTC Sentinel, Pandemic Narratives: Pro-Islamic State Media and the Coronavirus, June 2020, Vol. 13, Issue 6 [PDF] (one for the reading list - I haven't read it yet)

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'IS' Facebook

Update from Wired on IS activities in Facebook zones … Discover More…

Iran Female Gamers

BBC report on the issues associated with female gamers in Iran. Discover More…

Husham al Hashimi

Independent, Husham al Hashimi: Renowned Iraqi scholar assassinated outside his home in Baghdad Discover More…

#FreeTox

Details of a social media campaign relating to Tauqir Sharif, a kidnapped British aid worker. CAGE details are here too Discover More…

7/7

7/7 15th Anniversary: coverage on my blog from July 2005 can be found here (scroll down to 7th July). Discover More…

Indonesian Cyber Islam

New and Noted: Moch. Syarif Hidayatullah, Mohammad Syairozi Dimyathi, Abdullah, Zubair, Rizqi Handayani. 'The Cyber Islam Contestation In Indonesia'. International Journal of Advanced Science and Technology. Vol. 29, No. 7, (2020), pp. 34-44. Available as a PDF. I have yet to read this, but it looks interesting. Discover More…

Shi’a Minorities in the Contemporary World

An important (and exorbitantly priced) new book on Shi'ism, including a chapter on religious authority and the internet. Look forward to reading it when it makes it to paperback … Discover More…

Review: Hashtag Islam

A thought provoking review of Hashtag Islam, in Inscriber, written by Atanas Shinikov: "The book is the most comprehensive overview I’ve come across, of the multiple ways in which the Internet as both media and a tool, represents a radical game changer within the global umma." Discover More…

Mapping Podcast

There's an excellent podcast on mapping produced by the BBC, with intriguing elements on digital privacy and guerrilla mapping. Check it out! Discover More…

Photo essay - COVID-19 UK

Harriet Sherwood (photos: David Levene), The Guardian, Keeping the faith: religion in the UK amid coronavirus, 3 Jul 2020
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Khashoggi Case

Trial relating to Khashoggi murder - all the accused are absent, but it might reveal some important details nevertheless. Discover More…

Safiyya Shaykh Conviction

The conclusion of a significant UK prosecution case, with a dynamic online element to it. Discover More…

Indonesia Blockchain

Salaam Gateway, Indonesian halal poultry producer Sierad using blockchain to gain consumer trust and global competitiveness Discover More…

Uighurs: report

AP, China cuts Uighur births with IUDs, abortion, sterilization Discover More…

Ruhollah Zam

BBC News, Ruhollah Zam: Iran sentences journalist to death for fanning unrest Discover More…

LGBTQIA Targetted

Pink News, TV station linked to Muslim Brotherhood extremists calls for queer people to be slaughtered and burned alive Discover More…
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